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Mountaintop View 2-23-21

AP poll, player of the week, update on postponed games

NCAA Basketball: San Diego State at Fresno State Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports
Happy Tuesday, folks! Big week ahead as we head towards the MW tournament. As always we have a new set of links!

Week 14 AP poll

San Diego State has climbed to number 22 in the rankings ahead of their big 2 game series with Boise State. The Broncos are also the only other team receiving votes from the conference.

MW could make decision on postponed games

The Mountain West might be making some decisions regarding postponed games during conference play. despite coaches not wanting to finish out unplayed games, the conference seems to want to satisfy their TV deal. Such games could carry high risk for the top four teams making a push for the NCAA tournament.

Craig Smith extended

Though the news was already out it has now been made official. Craig Smith is getting a contract extension to continue being the HC at Utah State. The contract extends through the 2025-26 season. Coach Smith has led Utah State to the last two MW conference tournament titles.

Player of the week

On the horizon:

  • Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Quarterback Preview
  • Later Today: 2021 Recruiting Breakdown: San Jose State
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Recruiting Pipelines in the 2021 Class
  • Coming Wednesday: 2021 Recruiting Breakdown: Wyoming